Earlier this year I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Christi Williams’ pin-up and boudoir photography studio for an unforgettable photo shoot.
Christi put together a mock magazine cover that I wanted to show off. 🙂
I hope you like it!
Earlier this year, I had a photo shoot with Christi Williams, the owner of Grinkie Girls, a boudoir and pinup photography studio. Christi’s studio is located in Vandalia Tower, a former mattress factory that has been transformed into artist studios and local businesses. Vandalia Tower is also the home of Corrie Dubay’s new gender transformation studio, Femme Makeovers.
I fell in love with the building. It has amazing light, interesting art deco and a lot of fun little touches everywhere. I thought the building itself would be perfect for a photo shoot and thanks to the talented Shannonlee McNeely, that dream became a reality!
After an amazing makeover by Corrie, Shannonlee and I explored the building and took a zillion photos on every floor. It was such a fun day and I can’t wait to see the pictures. Until then, here are some behind the scenes shots of the fun.
Could you give me the name of a good transformation studio in
Usually whenever I google “gender transformation services in __________”, I get a few results. Unfortunately I didn’t find much for Pennsylvania. But I was able to find at least one option, TrueColors TG. I have no idea if they are good or not but the photos look impressive. There’s a photo gallery for brides…wouldn’t that be fun? Yes, it would. 🙂
You may be able to find other resources on TransCentral PA, as well.
I think support and social groups are important to the transcommunity, and also important to the rest of the world. I think if we are to gain wider acceptance we need to be out in the real world showing that we exist and that we are real people. That was one of the driving forces in creating the MN T-Girls.
Although she s now in Arizona, Allison will always be a MN T-Girl. Since moving to warmer climates, she has become involved with the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance.
According to their website, SAGA is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for southern Arizona’s community of trans identities: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, masculine of center, feminine of center, non-binary, two-spirit, butch, femme, gender fluid, intersex, and ALL of us who are gender fabulous!
SAGA envisions a society in which transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest and safe at home and in the community. We provide support groups, advocacy, community education, and training for businesses, service providers, and community members on how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.
Allison helps organize different events such as meeting for coffee, picnics, ice cream socials and more. If you’d like to be involved with SAGA, please reach out to them!
I have a new blog entry up at Xdress.com!
It’s called ‘Giving Yourself Permission to be Fabulous’ and it’s about overcoming the guilt some of us feel when we dress how we want and letting ourselves be ourselves.
Please let me know what you think!
June is Pride month and I am excited to confirm that the MN T-Girls will have a booth (G37, in the Green Zone) at this year’s Pride Festival in Minneapolis the weekend of June 23rd and 24th. Although the festival runs both Saturday and Sunday, please note that we will be there SATURDAY only. Come meet the t-girls and find out how to join our fabulous group. This will be the MN T-Girls second year at Pride. I hope it’s less eventful than the first year we were there when a sudden gust of wind uprooted a tent and smacked me in the face. I still have the scar but thankfully it’s covered easily with foundation.
Watch out for tents! 🙂